Germán Medina is no longer the coach of the Colombian BMX team nor will he be in charge of the preparation of the multi-time Olympic and world champion Mariana Pajón. After 15 long years he will now manage the United States BMX team.
The man who has been behind the Colombian BMX Olympic medals, leaves his position as national coach and assumes the technical direction of his American counterpart, as the best recognition of a job in which he raised to the highest category and Olympic and world level the BMX of his native country.
Medina leaves office on South American soil, in which he led the processes so that Mariana Pajón won three Olympic medals (two gold and one silver) and Carlos Mario Oquendo and Carlos Ramírez each won bronze, in the highest fair of the sport.
The already consecrated coach, who led Mariana Pajón to her second gold medal in an Olympics, repeating what happened in London 2012, will have a great chance to demonstrate her great abilities outside of Colombia.
“It is a very valuable opportunity for me, we want to see another world, other perspectives, perhaps find a calmer quality of life and at the same time offer everything that I can in other latitudes,” said Medina.
His arrival at the technical direction of BMX in the United States is the recognition of a world sports power for serious work, planned with knowledge, based on discipline and dedication without concessions, components with which Germán Medina has carried out and will continue to carry out his work with American bicyclists.
“It is something that has been taking shape for some time, and well, it is finally a reality. I am leaving in eight days and that means that I will no longer be accompanying our beloved national team,” added Medina.
Deep studious and knowledgeable of everything related to the training and competition of this modality, he knew how to earn the credibility and trust of the stars in charge of him in each Olympic cycle.
Owner of a well-defined personality and criteria, a regular practitioner of the sport, he has always been attentive to the evolution of this discipline and has contributed to the appearance and training of numerous figures for Colombian BMX.
Behind the great champions there are people who, without the cameras focusing on them, have been fundamental to the success of their teams. One of them is Germán Medina, the bike coach who contributed, at the command of the Colombian National Team, to making this sport a world power.
“It is a very valuable opportunity for me, we want to see another world, other perspectives, perhaps find a calmer quality of life and at the same time offer everything I can in other latitudes,” said the counselor, with whom Colombia also shone in the different events of the Olympic cycle.
Medina assured that this decision was not made overnight. “It is something that has been taking shape for some time, and well, it is finally a reality. I am leaving in eight days and that means that I will no longer be accompanying our beloved national team”, concluded the coach.
It is waiting for the Colombian Cycling Federation to appoint the new BMX counselor, a modality that has brought great joy to the country, and in which Medina was one of the architects of that good shine.
Source: Revista Mundo Ciclístico y Federación Colombiana de Ciclismo